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In A Deluge of Consequences, the first World Policy e-book, intrepid journalist Jacques Leslie takes us along on a mythic, spell-binding trip to the bucolic kingdom of Bhutan, where the planet's next environmental disaster is set to unfold. 



The  World Policy Institute understands that policymakers and opinion leaders need creative ways to catalyze innovation and engage wider coalitions in solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.  By working with artists focused on the same issues, this cross-cutting initiative seeks to build a new, collaborative model for social change. 


Press Releases

World Policy Institute Press Release:  The 12x12 Project Launches at Queens Botanical Gardens on July 13

June 25, 2013 - The World Policy Institute (WPI), in collaboration with top New York City artists, invites the public and the media to view the first art installation of The 12x12 Project at Queens Botanical Garden beginning on July 2, 2013. The installation, along with artists who will engage in a community dialog, will be in residence at the Garden through the month of July. The project stems from author and WPI Senior Fellow, William Powers, who was inspired by the powerful story of a North Carolina pediatrician who gave up a luxurious home to live off the grid in a 12’ x 12’ house and permaculture farm. The living art structure’s mission is to engage the public in dialogue about how smarter consumption might change their lives – and the planet. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

World Policy Institute Press Release: WPI Names Former Wilson Center Chair Joseph Cari, Jr. As Advisory Board Chair

June 4, 2013 - The World Policy Institute has named Joseph A. Cari, Jr. to the newly created position of Advisory Board Chair. Joseph A. Cari, Jr. is Chairman & CEO of Integration Capital & Trade Global (ICTG), an international merchant bank. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

World Policy Institute Press Release: Leaders Commit Time, Knowledge, and Funds for World Policy Around the Table Dinner

May 2, 2013 NEW YORK—Thought leaders from the policy, media, business, creative, diplomatic, and philanthropic communities gather tonight at The TimesCenter to celebrate global changemakers honored by the World Policy Institute, the nonpartisan center for global thought leadership and publisher of World Policy Journal. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

World Policy Paper Release: Trade and Governance Policies Can Save the Earth's Forests

July 25, 2011 - A new report by the World Policy Institute, in partnership with Demos, calls for countries to coordinate regionally and strengthen national laws to protect forests through trade and procurement policies tied to the monitoring and enforcement of illegal logging. In particular, it cites the need for China to adopt sustainable forestry policies and practices. The need for coordination, compliance, and reform is urgent: investment in responsible management of timber resources can not only have an immense impact on climate change mitigation efforts, but also foster global economic prosperity. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

World Policy Paper Release: Energy Pressure on Water Supply is Rising 

March 22, 2011 - On World Water Day, a new report draws attention to the link between energy use and water depletion. Traditional and alternative energy technologies are consuming a rising amount of water per unit of energy, putting new demands on increasingly scarce water supplies, according to the policy paper from the World Policy Institute and EBG Capital. The trend has wide-ranging implications for policy, business, security, environment, justice, development, and sustainability. Now - as new energy policies are emerging - is the window of opportunity to add water to the agenda. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

Media Alert - It's a Funny World

September 9, 2010 - World Policy Journal, known for identifying new global writers and for its fresh, intelligent coverage of emerging international issues, convenes a diverse group of smart young performers for an unusual evening of international stand-up comedy. World Policy Journal is the flagship quarterly magazine of World Policy Institute, a think tank that seeks to inspire a global audience to seek constructive solutions to worldwide challenges. Together with Comix, New York City's premier comedy club, World Policy Journal brings a moment of much-needed levity to our world. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

World Policy Journal Expands Editorial Board Globally

November 9, 2009 -World Policy Journal announced today the addition of six new members to its Editorial Board from Australia, China, Dubai, France, India, and Nigeria concurrently with the appointment as its first Chairman, Seymour Topping, former Managing Editor of The New York Times, former Administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, and now Emeritus Professor of International Journalism at Columbia University. READ FULL RELEASE HERE

World Policy Institute Becomes Independent Enterprise

November 29, 2007—The World Policy Institute (WPI) and The New School jointly announced the establishment of WPI as a fully autonomous organization working in partnership with The New School. Since 1991, WPI, a major center of policy analysis and research in international affairs, has been part of The New School, a university committed to addressing the demands of globalization in an increasingly interdependent world. The new relationship comes after more than fifteen years of fruitful collaboration, particularly through public programs that have shed fresh light on global political and economic changes. READ FULL RELEASE HERE